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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘In Memoriam’

Joint Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Jorge O. Galante, MD died in his home on Sanibel Island in Florida on February 9, 2017. Dr. Galante was a founding member of AAHKS – joining when the association started in 1991. According to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Galante revolutionized the field by developing a porous metal fiber coating for prosthetic devises to allow natural… Read More

In Memoriam: Robert W. Bucholz, MD

As we prepare to head to Dallas for the Annual Meeting, we note the passing earlier this year of Dallas-based AAHKS member and past AAOS President, Robert W. Bucholz, MD. The prominent surgeon and medical educator will be missed. Read Dr. Bucholz’s memorial in AAOS Now.

Knee Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Frank Gunston, MD of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada passed away on February 16, 2016. He is credited with inventing the first artificial knee in 1963. Dr. Gunston worked as an associate of Sir John Charnley, MD through a traveling hip arthroplasty fellowship at Wrightington in Lancashire, England. He became interested in arthritis of the knee after observing hip patients also… Read More

In Memoriam: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Humanitarian

Founder and Executive Director of Medicus Christi, Ltd., Joe Marotta, MD passed away suddenly at his home on Monday February 8 at age 57. Dr. Marotta’s organization is featured on the AAHKS Humanitarian Organizations page. Dr. Marotta became especially interested in helping people in Ghana and had plans this year to break ground for a new orthopaedic center… Read More

In Memoriam: Tyrone D. Artz, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Tyrone D. Artz, MD on March 10, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Artz was a 20-year member of AAHKS and the founder of the Kansas Orthopaedic Center in Wichita. He made a generous bequest to AAHKS… Read More

In Memoriam: Victor M. Goldberg, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Victor M. Goldberg, MD on February 8, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Among many awards and appointments, Dr. Goldberg earned the Kappa Delta award for his research on bone grafts and allotransplantation. Terry A. Clyburn, MD… Read More

In Memoriam: Malcolm E. Ghazal, MD

It is also with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Malcolm E. Ghazal, MD on March 10, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Ghazal was a past Chairman of the Board and Physician Owner of Fresno Surgical Hospital and a founding member of the Sierra… Read More

Biomet Mourns Loss of Co-Founder

Dane A. Miller, Ph.D., 69, Biomet co-founder, former CEO, and board member passed away this week.  Bill Kolter, Biomet Vice-President of Marketing and Public Affairs, said in a note to AAHKS, “Dane was a proud supporter of AAHKS and a vocal proponent of the importance of surgeon judgment and collaboration in the advancement of patient care.” AAHKS President,… Read More

In Memoriam: Tony N. Aram, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member, Tony N. Aram, MD of Virgina on June 17, 2014. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends and colleagues. Dr. and Mrs. Aram were active in medical missions serving humanitarian aid twice a year. His family has requested that donations be made… Read More